Istanbul Travel Guide

Blue Mosque

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque by many tourists because of its bluish interior decoration, is the most important mosque of Istanbul standing next to the Byzantine Hippodrome in the old city center. It was built by the Ottoman sultan Ahmed I between 1609 - 1616 facing Hagia Sophia, in order to compete with it. Its architect was Sedefkar Mehmet Aga, a poet and inlayer as well, and a student of the greatest architect Sinan. When Ahmed I died in 1617, he was buried near the mosque and a mausoleum was built over his tomb.

 

Packages & Recommendations

Tour Name
Trip Type
Month/Validity
Included Cities
Price Per Adult
Splendid Turkey
8 Nights / 9 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Istanbul (3N), Cappadocia (2N), Antalya (3N)
... Istanbul (3N), Cappadocia (2N), Antalya (3N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,300
Onwards
Eastern Turkey Explorer
11 Nights / 12 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Flight Not Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Gaziantep (1N), Sanlurfa (1N), Adyaman (1N), Diyarbakr (1N), Mardin (1N), Tatvan (1N), Va
... Gaziantep (1N), Sanlurfa (1N), Adyaman (1N), Diyarbakr (1N), Mardin (1N), Tatvan (1N), Van (1N), Kars (1N), Erzurum (1N), Hopa (1N), Trabzon (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,740
Onwards
Trip Type
Free & Easy – SIC Tour
Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Istanbul (2N), Cappadocia (2N), Istanbul (1N)
... Istanbul (2N), Cappadocia (2N), Istanbul (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 680
Onwards
Essential Turkey
8 Nights / 9 Days
Trip Type
Private Van Tour
Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Istanbul (2N), Cappadocia (2N), Antalya (3N), Istanbul (1N)
... Istanbul (2N), Cappadocia (2N), Antalya (3N), Istanbul (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,100
Onwards
Highlights Of Turkey
8 Nights / 9 Days
Trip Type
Group Tour
Main + Internal Flight Included
Month/Validity
  • Feb
  • Mar
Included Cities
Istanbul (3N), Cappadocia (2N), Antalya (2N), Pamukkale (1N)
... Istanbul (3N), Cappadocia (2N), Antalya (2N), Pamukkale (1N)
Price Per Adult
$ 1,330
Onwards

 

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